The subject of tools and equipment is a tricky one. There is a tendency to want a tool for every purpose, almost to the point where the tools use the gardener instead of the other way around. It helps to remember that with technology of any kind, the best solution is usually the least complicated solution. You’ll almost certainly enjoy gardening more by using a small range of well-made, functional tools than by filling the garden shed with a wall full of useless gadgets that end up frustrating more than they satisfy. On a practical level, it comes down to whether you’d rather spend your time in the garden with the plants or in the garage with the machines.